In Your Crate
full shares only: cabbage, peas, basil, head lettuce
a Few Friendly Reminders
This week some nice, steady warm temps have pushed very significant growth all around the farm (including the weeds, of course!). We’ve had decent rains, though in today’s heat we did notice that baby kale and salad mix were a bit droopy. These are in very sandy soils. (I’ll drip irrigate these tonight. I prefer watering late in the evening (or early morning). These being cooler times of the day, the water penetrates well, the plants are also cool enough and receptive to drinking the water up! In this way we get the water to where it’s needed, with little loss.
Tony and I spent a good portion of this morning trellising tomatoes.
which often blackens your hands something like this
It’s a very heavy stain. It persists even with very thorough, repeated washing. Even with a heavy soap. Especially in the wrinkles of my hands. I’ve been asked, “Are you a mechanic?”
This afternoon we spent a good portion of our time hand weeding with our hula-hoes. We’re trying to get the weeds knocked back again. The recent heat and rains have pushed these opportunistic weeds to grow like crazy. It seems that the slightest addition of heat, or water, just really rockets the weeds along. Very opportunistic.